A LETTER FROM FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS
Welcome to our second annual Uncorked Wine Auction. We greatly appreciate your being one of the supporters of this signature event. Thanks to our generous sponsors, all of the donations made tonight will go to our mission of â€œkeeping children safe and families together.â€? While the need for our services is growing, so also is the commitment to philanthropy. Our success is dependent upon a long list of community volunteers as well as the individuals and businesses that purchase event tickets and offer their bids to help make a difference in so many lives. Thank you for caring about children and families. Cheers!
Leslie Dinsdale President, Board of Directors
Sue Miller Executive Director, Family Building Blocks
TABLE OF CONTENTS The Eveningâ€™s Program
Family Building Blocks
Dinner & Wines Poured
Auction Purchase Guidelines
Donors & Sponsors
THE EVENINGâ€™S PROGRAM Welcome to the Second Annual Uncorked Wine Auction Saturday, May 16, 2009
Wine Tasting Reception with Featured Winemakers, Guest Chefs & Silent Auction
Silent Auction Closes
Gourmet, Multi-Course Dinner Paired with Premiere Wines
Live Auction featuring World Class Wines & Luxury Adventures
8:30 . . . until Your Mom Calls Post-Auction Celebration & Dancing with The 12th Avenue Hot Club
A LETTER FROM OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR
Dear Friends, Family Building Blocks (FBB) is a non-profit organization that works to keep children safe and families united. They are dedicated to helping the Salem community break the cycle of abuse by serving at-risk families with children under age six. Family Building Blocks helps more than 600 young children a year. Holiday Retirement is passionate about helping young children and we know that supporting an organization that focuses on the prevention of child abuse is a priceless investment in our future. FBB is planting the seeds in the lives of these young children and helping determine their future. Their outreach is educating, nurturing, and saving these children from harm. FBB has an unbelievable impact in our community and in the lives of these young children to prevent child abuse and neglect and end the cycle. We are honored to sponsor a first class event such as Uncorked, to help benefit Family Building Blocks in our community. Please join me in supporting this worthy cause and the valued organization that is protecting children and bringing families together. Sincerely,
Jack Callison Holiday Retirement Chief Executive Officer
FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS
â€œWine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.â€? Ernest Hemingway
FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS
“Keeping Children Safe & Families Together” Family Building Blocks is a child abuse prevention program that helps more than 600 children a year. We work to break the intergenerational cycle of child abuse and neglect by providing services for high-risk families that have children six weeks to five years old.
Our Services Intensive Services
• Therapeutic classes for young children • Intensive parent training • Educational home visits • Fostering Attachment Drug Court
• Emergency respite care & crisis response • Supervised parent-child visitations • Referrals to community resources
The Facts about Child Abuse • 1,631 children in Marion & Polk Counties were confirmed victims of abuse or neglect in 2007; half of these children were under age 6. • The most rapidly growing group of abused victims are infants.
There are consistently over 150 children on FBB’s waiting list for services. 5
FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS
Our Outcomes Reflect Our Success In 2008, 98% of the 346 children who were in our Therapeutic Classes and Home Visitation programs were able to live safely with their parents thus avoiding the trauma of abuse, neglect, and foster care.
A Wise Investment Prevention saves money & lives $71,500
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FBB therapeutic classrooms
Youth correctional facility
Estimated annual cost per child 2007-08
This chart illustrates the potential savings generated by Family Building Blocks’ early childhood services.
“There is no greater insight into our future than recognizing that when we save our children, we save ourselves.”
FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS 2008-09 Board of Directors
Leslie Dinsdale, President Community Volunteer Paul Lipscomb, Vice-President Marion County Assoc. of Defenders Chris Casebeer, Past President Ferder, Casebeer, French & Thompson, LLP Steve Altman, Secretary Merrill Lynch Gerry Hoots, Treasurer Hoots, Baker & Wiley, PC Pamela Abernethy, Marion County Juvenile Court David Bautista, Salem-Keizer School District Gladys Blum, Gladys Blum Group Real Estate Ross Carey, US Bank Wally Carson, Retired, Oregon Supreme Court Linda Craven, Early Childhood Ed., CCC Walt Edmonds, Oregon Court of Appeals Deana Freres, Community Volunteer Jason Herber, Merrill Lynch David Howard, Comcast Brian Johnston, Dallas Glass Charles Luukinen, Polk County Circuit Court Wes McWhorter, LCG Pence Construction Jeff Moore, Saalfeld Griggs PC Jerry Moore, Salem Police Chief Jan Morgan, Retired School Administrator Brent Neilsen, ABLE Leadership Consulting Nancy Parks, School Counselor Jessica Ritter, Owner, Wild Pear Restaurant & Catering Melanie Ronai, M.D., Salem Pediatric Clinic Jody Rowell, Community Volunteer Sam Skillern, III, Salem Leadership Foundation Dave VanBossuyt, Portland General Electric Dick Withnell, Withnell Motor Company Pete Yunker, Power Equipment Systems
Sue Miller, Executive Director Marion County facility: Chelsea’s Place 2425 Lancaster Drive NE Salem, Oregon 97305 Polk County facility: Gracie’s Place 1135 Edgewater Street NW Salem, Oregon 97304 Phone: (503) 566-2132 Fax: (503) 566-2134 email@example.com www.familybuildingblocks.org
Reruns for Kids All profits from the sale of “Reruns” merchandise support Family Building Blocks.
1455 Commercial Street SE
WINE & FOOD
In vino veritas [In wine is truth]. Proverb quoted by PLATO
St. Innocent was founded in 1988 by its winemaker and president, Mark Vlossak. We produce small lots of handmade, vineyard-designated wine from some of the best sites in the Willamette Valley. Since our founding, we have grown from 600 cases that first year to our current production of 8-10,000 cases, yet each wine is still handcrafted in the very same manner. Year after year, St. Innocent Winery has received recognition from throughout the country and around the world for its outstanding Pinot Noir, beautifully-crafted white wines, and fair pricing. Mark’s raison d’etre is to produce wines that reflect their terroir, the specific qualities of the vintage, and his vision of wine’s place in life: to complement and extend the pleasure of food. To accomplish his goal, he picks fully ripe fruit at the point of maximum complexity and ferments the fruit to extract the exact balance of flavor and tannins desired. This produces wines that display their unique fruit character as well as secondary flavors specific to the terroir of the site: spice, pepper, mushroom, earth, etc. The result is wines with higher acid levels and diverse yet harmonizing flavors. By marrying tradition with innovation, combining old world attention to detail with cutting-edge inspiration, Mark creates wines that reflect their terroir, are complex, balanced and age worthy.
Founder Jim Bernau purchased the Estate site in 1983 and cleared away the old pioneer plum orchard hidden in scotch broom and blackberry vines. He planted Pinot Noir (Pommard and Wadenswil clones), Chardonnay (Dijon and Espiguette) and Pinot Gris. In 1989 Jim was ready to build his dream—a world class winery in the Willamette Valley—and make cool-climate varietals, especially Pinot Noir, in sufficient quantities to be served and sold in the best restaurants and bottle shops in the world. A combination of determination and extraordinary people has brought Willamette Valley Vineyards from an idea to one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers,” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Our approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit using careful canopy management, and to achieve wines that are truly expressive of the varietal and the place where they are grown. Our stylistic emphasis is on pure varietal fruit characters, with attention to depth, richness of mouthfeel, and balance. The wines are truly a collaborative effort of the entire vineyard and winemaking staff.
Bethel Heights Vineyard is a family-owned and operated winery located in the historic Eola Hills northwest of Salem. Two families established the vineyard in 1977 and released their first wines in 1984. Planted between 1977 and 1979, Bethel Heights was one of the first vineyards in the Eola Hills, a chain of hills in the center of Oregonâ€™s Willamette Valley. Terry Casteel and Marilyn Webb are half of the original team, and Ted Casteel and Pat Dudley are the other half. Patâ€™s sister, Barbara Dudley, also is a partner and serves as chairperson of the Board of Directors. Pat Dudley is Marketing Director and President; Ted Casteel is Vineyard Manager; Terry Casteel is Winemaker Emeritus; and Marilyn Webb is CFO and assists with marketing. Ben Casteel, son of Marilyn and Terry, is Winemaker, and Mimi Casteel, daughter of Ted and Pat, is Vineyard Assistant. Truly a family business. The winery produces 13,000 cases of premium wine annually, specializing in Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc. Over the past several years Bethel Heights has expanded to include second generation leadership and ownership, bringing youthful energy, talent and passion into the blend. The family is known for generous service to the Oregon wine industry over the years, and for leadership in building sustainability and stewardship of the land into all aspects of growing grapes and making fine wine.
Cristom’s founder and owner, Paul Gerrie, used his skills as an engineer and avid researcher to pursue his passion for wine. On his travels to France, he was introduced to the traditional growing practices of the Burgundy region. He learned that soil and site were key in developing the complexity of the fruit. After a 1991 visit to the International Pinot Noir Celebration in Oregon, Paul decided the time was right to leave the East Coast and bring his family and his passion for great Pinot Noir to Oregon’s burgeoning wine country. But their journey wasn’t complete without a winemaker who shared Paul’s vision of “letting the land make the wines.” Enter Steve Doerner (pictured above) who, after a quarter century of experience, still believes the winemaker’s job is to “optimize what nature — the vineyard — provides.” In addition to his reputation as a master winemaker with “keen intuition” (possibly from his French heritage), Steve is a biochemist who had been making wine in California. And so with a passion that only wine enthusiasts embrace and a precision that can only come from a chemist and an engineer, the two set out to cultivate their vision, which today, can be seen in the seven distinct vineyards on Cristom’s 65 acres.
Dobbes Family Estate is a dream come true for owner and winemaker, Joe Dobbes, and the embodiment of over 23 years of winemaking experience. Joe began his career apprenticing with wine masters in Germany and France, then applying his skills to crafting wine for several esteemed Oregon wineries. In 2002, Joe created Wine By Joe, LLC, a multi-tiered business that produces three brands: Dobbes Family Estate, Wine By Joe, and Jovino Oregon Pinot Noir. Dobbes Family Estate promises wines of distinction that represent a true expression of the finest varietals in Oregon. The wines are hand-crafted to exhibit unparalleled quality and sophistication by marrying the elements of Nature, Nurture, and Artistry. The winemaking objectives are to craft wines true to their varietal character with as much depth, richness, and flavor as possible without sacrificing balance and elegance. Dobbes Family Estate produces superb Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley, as well as Viognier and Syrah from the Rogue Valley.
Mahonia Aquifolium, named by Lewis and Clark on their epic journey to the Pacific, is the Oregon state flower and our vineyard’s namesake. Also called “Oregon Grape” because of its blue berries, this Northwest native and our winegrapes both thrive in the unique habitat of our site in the Willamette Valley foothills. We sell our fruit to some of Oregon’s best winemakers for their own vintages, and they craft a limited amount of wine exclusively from our grapes that we sell under our Mahonia Vineyard label. Founder/Owner John Miller and Vineyard Manager Ferenc-Ipacs-Szabo work together to ensure the highest quality by limiting yields and employing best practices. Our grapes are grown sustainably in our family-owned vineyard. We generate solar power, use locally-produced biodiesel, and are both SalmonSafe and LIVE certified. Our definition of profit includes giving back to Oregon communities, especially through programs benefitting children such as Family Building Blocks, and those benefitting the environment such as SOLV.
Witness Tree Vineyard is named for an ancient oak tree, which towers over our 100acre estate. Used as a surveyor’s landmark in 1854, the tree bears “witness” to the Northwest corner of donation land claim No. 51. Witness Tree Vineyard is steadfastly committed to being an “estate”, for as winegrowers we believe that only by tending our own vines can we achieve the highest quality to produce the finest wines. We only use grapes grown on our 52 acres of planted vine, grapes that deliver the unique expressions of each individual vineyard block. Low yields in the vineyard and minimal handling in the winery allow us to create wines of depth, elegance, concentration, and character. The vineyard is farmed using sustainable agricultural practices and is certified by the LIVE (Low Impact Viticulture & Enology) and Salmon Safe organizations. Witness Tree Vineyard’s primary focus is premium Pinot Noir, but we also produce limited quantities of estate-grown Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Blanc, and Dolcetto. Steven Westby is our Winemaker and Vineyard Manager. Working the vineyard at Witness Tree for the last fourteen vintages has given Steven an intimate knowledge and appreciation for the varied microclimates in our vineyard. His familiarity with the nuances of each separate lot of fruit grown here on the estate qualifies him as one of Oregon’s most capable Winemakers.
TASTING WINES St. Innocent 5657 Zena Road NW • Salem, Oregon 97304 • 503.378.1526 www.stinnocentwine.com
2007 Villages Cuvée Pinot Noir A nose of red and black fruits with spice, pepper, and floral notes. Cherry and black raspberry flavors are layered with spice and dark flowers. Dark ruby and full bodied, the ‘07 reflects the vintage’s complex layered tannin structure that will benefit from being opened several hours and can be aged up to 5 years to gain added complexity. 2007 Vitae Springs Vineyard Pinot Gris This Pinot gris was made in an Alsacian style. It has textural complexity; a wine that moves throughout your mouth. By picking late and harvesting at full ripeness, the signature spice component of Pinot Gris is revealed. It has a spicy nose with orange peel and citrus notes. That spiciness continues into the mouth with pear, apple and citrus flavors. Completely dry, it is a great match for Asian-influenced foods, appetizers, and fish entrees. Bethel Heights Vineyard, Inc. 6060 Bethel Heights Road NW • Salem, Oregon 97304 • 503.581.2262 www.bethelheights.com
2007 Estate Pinot Noir Brooding aromas of clove and anise over light barrel toast, forest floor, and dusty raspberries. The palate is dense, with a lively vein of acidity framing flavors of bright red cane berry, strawberry, and intense minerality. This wine has the structure to age well. 2006 Justice Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir 91 points, “Smooth and polished, this is a vivid wine, with racy acidity and distinctive mineral-accented raspberry and strawberry flavors, hinting at watermelon as the finish lingers effortlessly. Best from 2009 through 2016.” - Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator Insider
TASTING WINES Cristom Vineyards 6905 Spring Valley Road NW • Salem, Oregon 97304 • 503.375.3068 www.cristomwines.com
2007 Estate Pinot Gris This Pinot Gris is a pale-straw color. It has the aroma of Asian pears, white flowers and green apples along with some mineral notes. On the palate it shows a ripeness, viscosity and concentration that give the impression of fruitiness in a decidedly dry wine. This dry style will make it an excellent accompaniment to a variety of dishes. 2007 Mt Jefferson Cuvée Pinot Noir This Cuvée is a medium garnet color. On the nose it is showing cola berry, oolong tea and wild berry aromas. It has the ‘signature’ Mt. Jefferson liveliness on the palate with bright, juicy and mouth watering red cherry flavors that echo on the finish. There are more complex flavors of earth and spice evident on the palate but they need a little time to show through more completely. This wine will develop nicely in the short to medium-term. Dobbes Family Estate 240 SE 5th Street • Dundee, OR 97115 • 503.538.1141 www.dobbesfamilyestate.com
2007 Dobbes Family Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Gris A classic Oregon Pinot Gris that is lively, yet sophisticated. Exhibiting intense aromas of ripe green apples, lemon zest and verbena. This Pinot Gris is slightly nuanced with just enough barrel spice to add further complexity. The mouthwatering flavors mirror the aromas and finishes long and clean. Best through 2010. 2005 Dobbes Family Estate Cuvée Noir Pinot Noir The winemaker’s “true love”; the Cuvée Noir is a big and full-bodied wine. Not over the top, but skirting the line beautifully; this wine flirts with power, depth, richness and elegance simultaneously. This harmonious cuvée opens with expansive warm aromas of spices, graham and black fruits with a hint of floral notes. The mouth mirrors the aromas with full flavors of black cherries, blackberries and red currents wrapped within fine and sweet tannins. Perfect for immediate gratification, the Cuvée Noir also exhibits excellent aging potential to 2011.
TASTING WINES Mahonia Vineyards 2655 Landau Street SE • Salem, Oregon 97306 • 503.585.8789 www.mahonianursery.com
2005 Mahonia Vineyard Pinot Noir Winemaker: Russ Raney, Evesham Wood Winery, Salem, Oregon This wine shares with past vintages a pronounced black cherry fruit and considerable viscosity. It has the firmness and concentration of the 2004 vintage yet with a bit more structure and a surprisingly bright fruit acid. After fermentation in 400 gal. open-top vats, the wine was aged for 10 months in predominantly older French oak barrels with about 25% new oak. It was racked gently off the sediment twice for clarity prior to bottling in August 2006 and was not filtered. 2007 Mahonia Vineyard Pinot Gris Winemaker: Aaron Hess, Daedalus Cellars, Dundee, Oregon A bright, full-bodied wine with mineral notes, citrus fruit and spice flavors. The vines were cropped at 2 tons per acre to create a full-bodied wine with depth and structure. The fruit was fermented in equal parts stainless steel drums and neutral French oak barrels with no malolactic fermentation. The result is a vibrant, powerful wine with complex aromas and a long, flavorful finish. 2007 Mahonia Vineyard Chardonnay Winemaker: Russ Raney, Evesham Wood Winery, Salem, Oregon Fermented in neutral French oak, this version of the Mahonia Chardonnay has fine varietal flavor and aromatics. The 2007 vintage yielded a wine with more of the mineral and talc tones than most recent vintages, along with a zestier fruit acid and somewhat leaner texture. A very crisp and vibrant Macon-styled Chardonnay. Witness Tree Vineyard 7111 Spring Valley Rd NW • Salem, Oregon 97304 • 1-888-GR8T-PNO (478-8766) www.witnesstreevineyard.com
Estate Pinot Noir 2007 This wine is packed with succulent, forward black fruits with just the slightest hint of vanilla and spice. The 2007 season provided graceful and spirited Pinot Noir - the kind of beautiful wine that put Oregon on the world map of premier Pinot producers in the 1980’s. Estate Pinot Blanc 2007 This limited bottling offers delightful fruit flavors reminiscent of apple and pear, balanced beautifully by a crisp refreshing acidity. Serve it with lighter table fare, crab or other shellfish, or simply on its own.
TASTING WINES Willamette Valley Vineyards 8800 Enchanted Way SE â€˘ Turner, Oregon 97392 â€˘ 503.588.9463 www.willamettevalleyvineyards.com
2007 Pinot Gris Bright, fruity, crisp style. Pretty aromas of fresh young pear, starfruit, grapefruit, honeydew and flower. Bold and crisp mouthfeel with generous flavors of pear, mineral, tangerine and spice, interwoven with well-balanced acidity. A small amount of Pinot Blanc, picked very ripe, adds an emollient mouthfeel, and contributes to the Alsatian style. A kiss of Muscat adds flowery sweetness. This wine is a quintessential match with salmon. Wonderful with cheese, shellfish, chicken, salads and white fish. Serve chilled and allow to warm in the glass for optimal enjoyment. 2006 Estate Pinot Noir This is an elegant wine that truly expresses the terroir of the red, volcanic earth where it was grown. Aromas of sweet wild rose, red and black fruits, clove and earth are complemented by flavors of black cherry, cassis, cocoa, vanilla and cinnamon. A medium-full bodied wine with a voluptuous mid-palate and big round tannins in balance with the crisp acidity. The spicy cinnamon and black pepper finish lingers into the next sip. Appealing now but will further reward those who cellar this wine. Peak drinkability is between 2008-2012. Pair with prime rib, quail, duck, wild game, and winter vegetables-especially mushrooms. Great paired with dishes with complex spices. Try with a variety of medium to strong cheeses. 2007 Riesling A semi-sweet medium bodied Germanic-styled wine. Vibrant aromas of peach, pear, citrus and honeysuckle flowers. The explosive mouth-filling flavors mirror the aromas with star fruit and steely apple malic acidity, giving a sweet-tart balance. Clean and refreshing with a crisp mouth-watering finish. A good match with light cheeses, citrus fruits, slightly sweet fowl dishes with fruit chutney, prawns, scallops, and crab. Serve well chilled on the table and allow to warm in your glass for optimal enjoyment of aromas and flavor.
Salem, Oregon David Rosales was born in Mexico D.F., Mexico and moved to Salem when he was five years old. He started working in his family’s Mexican restaurant, La Margarita, in Salem at a young age. David is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and has been cooking in the Bay Area for the last 14 years. During his time in the Bay Area he has cooked at some of the top restaurants including stints at Lalime’s and Chez Paniesse in Berkeley. In 1999 David was hired at Via Centro, a rustic Italian restaurant, as Chef de Cuisine under Chef Jean Pierre Moulle. In 2001 as executive chef, David helped open Fonda, a Latin American restaurant and bar in Berkeley. Under his direction, Fonda opened to huge crowds and was awarded three stars by the San Francisco Chronicle. Fonda was also named one of Micheal Bauer’s Top 100 Restaurants. In 2003, David was named a “Rising Star Chef ” by the San Francisco Chronicle. In 2006, David opened Mexico DF in downtown San Francisco. Mexico DF is a restaurant and bar serving regional, hand-made foods of Mexico City. He still makes regular trips back to Mexico City and has traveled extensively throughout Mexico, Spain, France and Italy. In 2008, David moved back to his hometown of Salem to be near his family and to open La Capitale Brasserie on the corner of State and High street in downtown Salem.
Salem, Oregon Melvina Smith’s (Melbie) career started by standing on a chair beside her grandmother when she was about 5 years old. The first thing she learned to do was fry chicken in Grandma’s huge cast iron skillet. Melbie ventured away from cooking to return to it in her late 20’s as night chef. She then moved on to work with Executive Chef Manfred and Master Chef Erbonno. At their sides she received great training, experience and the knowledge and skills to move up in her culinery career. Melbie then worked several years at the Colonial House and went on to be Executive Chef and Restaurant Manager of the Riverview Inn. The past 16 years she has worked with Orville Roth as his Executive Catering Chef for Creative Catering.
Dundee, Oregon Jason Stoller Smith, executive chef and owner of The Dundee Bistro, began his career at age sixteen. Working in kitchens along the Pacific Coast from Puget Sound to Southern Oregon, Stoller Smith discovered his passion for cooking with fresh, local ingredients. As executive sous chef at Oregon’s historic Timberline Lodge, Jason gained experience as special event and catering chef and culinary arts instructor, showcasing Northwest cuisine as far as Bangkok. With his move to Dundee in 2002, he infused the wine country with inspired menus, dedication to regional products, and energy to complement his insightful plans. A native of Olympia, Washington, Stoller Smith grew up surrounded by foods from the Northwest’s clear waters and small farms. He delights in purchasing ingredients from the weekly farmer’s market set up in the restaurant’s parking lot. He seeks out organic and specialty products from nearby farms, ranches and wineries to enhance his regional cuisine and promote Oregon’s bounty. He regards his kitchen, nestled in the heart of Willamette Valley’s wine country, as a true chef ’s dream. Jason is frequently invited as a guest chef at most wine-oriented events throughout the Northwest. Most recently, he spoke at the annual convention for the International Corporate Chefs Association. He currently sits on the board of directors for the International Pinot Noir Celebration.
Old Europe Inn Salem, Oregon
Like many chefs of his generation, Hans Afshar has been profoundly influenced by French techniques and methods. His food -- a result of copious study, experimentation, and travel -- is sometimes serious, always imaginative and insightful. Hans Afshar learned the art of cooking in his hometown, where his father and family operated a restaurant and catering business. Hans undertook his graduate studies at the University of Oregon in 1977, at which point he decided to settle in the Northwest. Daily, Hans makes fresh pasta -- ravioli, fettuccine, and spaghetti -- with a variety of stuffings and flavors. Fresh bread is also baked daily on the premises. â€œWithout a doubt, I was influenced by the total, complete dedication to cooking the French have.â€? -- Chef Hans Afshar
Albany, Oregon Matthew Bennett was born in Michigan where he graduated from Michigan State with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality business. After he graduated in 1993, he moved to Salem, Oregon where he worked in several area restaurants including Morton’s Bistro, the Joel Palmer House, DaVinci’s, and the Inn at Orchard Heights. Matt and his wife Janel started Sybaris restaurant in downtown Albany in October, 2001. Matthew Bennett was described in the 2004-2005 publication of Best Places Northwest as a chef whose menus “reflect a fearless and playful approach to food”. The Bennetts focus on using the highest quality local, and whenever possible organic, ingredients. Sybaris serves contemporary Northwest cuisine that changes completely every month.
Salem, Oregon Diana Ramallo fell into the world of food quite by accident. A professional kitchen was not where she thought she would end up but it’s twenty years later and she is still enjoying being a chef. For Diana, food is a creative process but also an expression and offering of love. It is a way of using different ingredients creatively to produce something that tastes amazing but also makes the recipient come away with a feeling of having been nurtured. Diana has always had an intuitive sense about flavor profiles and the way in which they best come together and had them further honed by a classical culinary education. For the western world, a basis in French culinary techniques is the jumping off point for creative composition and while her menu at the Amadeus Café is considered eclectic, it employs much of what is good and true about French cuisine: fresh ingredients, locally sourced, cooked upon order. A la minute cooking (cooked upon order) is de riguer at Amadeus and while it may take a little longer the results in terms of freshness of flavor are well worth it. The Amadeus Café is located in south Salem at 5121 Skyline Village Loop, inside of the First Pacific Corporation building, providing a lovely respite from a busy day. www.amadeuscafeinc.com.
Portland, Oregon J. Steven Brockman, Executive Chef
FIRST COURSE Chanterelle Mushroom Bisque with Truffle Oil & Croutons, served tableside Bethel Heights 2007 Chardonnay Estate or Witness Tree Vineyard “Vintage Select” 2006 Chardonnay SECOND COURSE Braised Short Ribs with Zinfandel Reduction & Sweet Potato Gratin or Risotto Cakes with Three Cheeses & Wild Oregon Mushrooms St. Innocent 2006 Pinot Noir Seven Springs or Cristom Vineyards 2006 Sommers Reserve Pinot Noir THIRD COURSE Cheese Course of White Cheddar, Brie, & Bleu Cheeses with Clover Honey & Marcona Almonds served with fresh fruit garnish Willamette Valley Vineyards 2007 Riesling FINALE Gourmet Chocolate Truffles We dare you to wait to indulge in these decadent truffles provided by the Amadeus Cafe. 2005 Dobbes Family Estate Grande Assemblage Syrah or 2005 Mahonia Vineyard Pinot Noir This menu was designed to provide the ultimate pairing of food and wine. Please note that one of the two wines per course has been pre-selected for your table.
A LETTER FROM OUR VENUE SPONSOR
Welcome to Zenith Vineyard! We, again, are delighted to support the mission of the Uncorked Wine Auction at Zenith Vineyard. Family Building Blocks’ mission is critical to our community and resonates with our desire to support families in our neighborhood and beyond. Zenith Vineyard is all about sustainability. Set in human terms, sustainability perhaps starts and ends with family. We see Family Building Blocks’ work as vital to sustaining our neighborhoods, our schools, and the fabric of the community. Just as we lovingly tend the vineyard, hoping for even greater returns in the future, you all are the vinedressers of our community – making an investment now, applying support when needed most. The payoff will be in the new strength of the families we support now and continuing ten and twenty years hence. The fruit of that investment will surely be sweet. Join us in celebrating tonight. Let us together build a successful event in support of Family Building Blocks and our community. And we will enjoy some amazing wine and food as well!
Timothy & Kari Ramey Winegrowers Zenith Vineyard
AUCTION PURCHASE GUIDELINES PAYMENT 1. All payments shall be by cash, credit card, certified check or personal check made payable to Family Building Blocks. Credit cards accepted are VISA, Mastercard or AMEX. 2. Full payment must be made for all purchases at the conclusion of the Auction. 3. Cashiers, located in the tent outside, will accept payment unless purchaser has previously opted to use the Auctionpay quick check out method (below). Auctionpay Quick Check Payment System: Quick Check saves time by eliminating the need to stop and pay at the Cashier area at the end of the Auction. To sign up for Quick Check: 1. At registration provide a signed, blank check, or sign a zero balance credit card form imprinted with your MasterCard, VISA or AMEX card information. 2. Please verify your address at registration so that we can mail a receipt to you after the auction. 3. At the end of the evening, simply proceed to Item Pick Up in the tented area to verify and claim your purchases. If no purchases are made, your voided blank check will be returned to you by mail.
AUCTION PURCHASE GUIDELINES CONDITIONS OF PURCHASE 1. Family Building Blocks/Uncorked Wine Auction (the “Seller”) reserves the right to refuse admission to, or attendance by, any person at the Auction or related events. 2. The auctioneer is the agent for the Seller. 3. All wine and other items are sold “as is.” Purchasers must rely only on their own inspection and/or opinion; seller makes no warranties, express or implied. 4. Seller does not warrant or represent, and expressly denies responsibility for, and in no event shall be responsible for, the accuracy or description of wines offered, or the correctness of the catalog, including, but not limited to the origin, rarity, age, genuineness, quality, quantity, or condition. 5. Unless specifically set forth, all Auction items expire on May 16, 2010.
“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.”
AUCTION PURCHASE GUIDELINES BIDDING 1. All bids are per item as set forth in the catalog, unless otherwise announced by the auctioneer. 2. Seller may combine or divide any items(s) at its sole discretion. 3. Auctioneer and Seller have the right to reject any bid at any time prior to the fall of the hammer without liability. If the auctioneer decides that any opening does not correspond with the value of the article offered, the auctioneer may reject the bid and withdraw the item from sale, and if, having acknowledged an opening bid, auctioneer decides that any advance thereafter is insufficient, auctioneer may reject the advance. 4. No live auction bid shall be valid unless expressly acknowledged by the auctioneer. 5. The highest bidder acknowledged during the live or silent auctions shall be the purchaser and therein assumes full risk and responsibility. 6. By raising a bidder paddle or making a silent auction bid, the bidder warrants that s/he will pay the full purchase price if successful. 7. The auctioneer shall have the absolute right to resolve any dispute, reoffer, resell, or withdraw the lot in question. If any dispute arises after the sale, the Sellerâ€™s sale records shall be conclusive in all respects. 8. All items offered for sale may be subject to a minimum price below which such lot will not be sold. That minimum price may be publicly stated or confidential. 9. Silent auction bid closing times will be posted. At close, the highest acknowledged bidder shall be deemed to have purchased the item.
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SILENT AUCTION 100. The DaVinci Code Unlock the flavors of Italy right here in Salem with a fabulous dinner for four at DaVinci Ristorante. Even the great Leonardo couldn’t have imagined the convenience of being driven to and from your dinner in a stylish limousine. For the ultimate vino experience, we’ve added highly rated wines from the Piedmont and Tuscany regions of Italy. Robert Parker scored all of these wines between 91 and 97 points and reports they are “a knock-out” and “not to be missed”. • 1998 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Ornellaia Vino da Tavola, one 750ml bottle • 1990 Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia, one 750ml bottle • 2006 Giacomo Conterno Barbera d’Alba Cascina Francia, one Magnum (1.5 liters) Contributed by: Dinner and driver donated by Capitol Auto Group - Scott and Carrie Casebeer; wine donated by the Goldschmidt Family
101. ‘98 Bottles of Wine on the Wall 1998 was an unbelievable year for wine in Oregon. But how do they compare with their French counterparts? Put your palate to the test for a tasting of vino-a-vino. • 1998 Ponzi Pinot Noir • 1998 Cameron Pinot Noir Clos Electrique • 1998 Guigal Cote Rotie Brune De Blonde • 1998 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape Rouge Contributed by: William and Deborah Voves
SILENT AUCTION 102. Escape to Cape Kiwanda The beautiful coastline of Pacific City is the perfect haven for a week of rest and relaxation from October 30th through November 6th. A brand new 2-bedroom cottage awaits your arrival. With ocean-views from your private terrace, modern stainless steel appliances, and plasma televisions and gaming systems, you’ll find no reason to leave. Whether you’re a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or simply want to relax, Pacific City offers it all. The range of activities, places to explore, and quaint restaurants and shops complement the beautiful scenery and unspoiled nature of this tiny coastal town. Before you return to real life, continue to unwind with a $200 gift certificate to Delicate Palate Bistro. The Bistro serves delectable cuisine focusing on the freshest local ingredients available. They promote a relaxed, yet elegant, dining atmosphere. The Delicate Palate is rated 3 Diamonds and has been honored with Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for having one of the most outstanding wine lists. To take with you tonight: • Walnut City Wineworks Pinot Gris, one 750ml bottle • Walnut City Wineworks Cabernet Sauvignon, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Jim and Bev Reimann and Walnut City Wineworks
SILENT AUCTION 103. Oregon Pinot Noir vs. French Burgundy #1 This is a great opportunity to taste the crème de la crème of French Burgundies and Oregon Pinot Noirs. Invite your wine loving friends and have a blind taste test – which is best, local or European? Ken Wright is all about Terroir. He does a variety of single vineyard bottlings that showcase the diversity in the land and soil of some of Oregon’s finest grape growing spots. His wines are full of dark berry fruit and the minerality and stern frame certainly tip their cap to the great wines of Burgundy. Volnay is the finest village for red burgundy in the southern part of the region known as the Cote de Beaune. The Marquis d’Angerville is unquestionably the finest producer in all of Volnay. The wines are full of red fruit and chalky minerality and age effortlessly. To compare and contrast: • 2007 Ken Wright Cellars Meredith Mitchell Pinot Noir, three 750ml bottles • 2006 Marguies d’Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Champans, three 750ml bottles Contributed by: Ed & Greta Shugrue
104. Oregon Pinot Noir vs. French Burgundy #2 Who says “opportunity only knocks once”? Here is your second chance to do your own comparison of Oregon Pinot Noirs and French Burgundies. Don’t let this one get away. Dick Shea is one of the pioneers of Oregon Pinot Noir. The Shea vineyard site that bears his name can be considered one of the “Grand Cru” sites for Pinot Noir in North America. While the 2007 Estate Pinot Noir has the wealth of fruit that good Oregon Pinot has, it also has vibrant acidity and solid structure giving the wine great balance. Lignier is one of the legendary producers in Morey St. Denis. His wines are dark and ripe, but have a deep earthiness and minerality that give the wines great balance. Morey St. Denis lies at the crossroads of rusticity and finesse and are some of the finest representations of Pinot Noir in the Cote de Nuits. For your taste test: • 2007 Shea Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir, three 750ml bottles • 2005 Lignier Morey St. Denis Clos Sionnierres, three 750ml bottles Contributed by: Ed & Greta Shugrue
SILENT AUCTION 105. Dominio IV Dominio IV is Latin for a feast, and Spanish for territory or dominion. The IV refers to four people, four seasons, four climates, and four quadrants of the labyrinth. Enjoy a magnum of Dominio Estate Tempranillo and a tour and tasting for 8. Contributed by: Patrick Reuter and Leigh Bartholomew, Dominio IV
106. Little North Fork Weekend Retreat Pack a picnic, grab the kids and head to the river where you’ll spend a lovely weekend on the Little North Fork of the Santiam River. Your breathtaking surroundings will inspire a relaxing weekend. Pack your swimsuits, as you’re sure to find stunning swimming holes all around the area. Your beautiful home for the weekend has a private bedroom on the lower level with a queen bed, plus a sleeping loft with a double bed and a pull-out bed. With another single bed and a sweet corner space just perfect for children to cozy in for the night, you’ll have room for the whole family. The deck overlooking the river with seating and a barbeque is the perfect place for a fun family fiesta. You’ll be right at home with 2 bathrooms, fireplace, washer/dryer, fully stocked kitchen, hot tub, and VCR. Stay based on availability. Winners will contact the Kaufmans to reserve their weekend stay. Contributed by: Gary and Sue Kaufman
SILENT AUCTION 107. Jennifer Lake Print Jennifer Lake’s inspiration is her love for American history, nature and the American west. This framed print is a testament to that. She recounts some of Salem’s most iconic buildings. The free color expression and the attention to detail make you truly appreciative of her talents. Take home with you tonight: • 2007 Foris Pinot Noir with Jennifer Lake Printed Label, one 750ml bottle • 2007 Foris Pinot Gris with Jennifer Lake Printed Label, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Jennifer Lake Miller, Jennifer Lake Gallery
108. Regal Rombauer Double Magnum Is there a better combination than art and wine? This beautifully etched double magnum of Rombauer Proprietor’s Cabernet Sauvignon is a piece of art in and of itself. The grapes were hand-selected from Rombauer’s 3 best Cabernet blocks from the 2000 harvest. This unique blend represents the highest quality of winegrowing attainable. With production limited to 10 cases, this may be your only opportunity to own this exceptional wine. Contributed by: Dr. William and Helen Nisbet
SILENT AUCTION 109. Dinner with a View John and Sue Miller open their home for dinner with eight lucky guests. Wine and hors-d’oeurves will be served on their deck, overlooking Mahonia Vineyard with Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson in the distance. The menu will feature local, organic foods and Mahonia sustainably-produced wines. The meal will be prepared by South Salem High School’s culinary arts team. South Salem placed first in the Culinary Cup for the second consecutive year at the ProStart Student Championships in Portland. Their team will go on to compete in the national championship. Take advantage of Oregon’s beautiful summer weather with an evening of great conversation, great food and great wine. Based on a mutually agreeable date in July through September. Contributed by: John and Sue Miller
110. Ms. Elizabeth’s Day Off This framed print of Ms. Elizabeth’s Day Off by Jennifer Lake is a vision of relaxation in the summer sunshine. Take home with you tonight: • 2007 Foris Cabernet Sauvignon with Jennifer Lake Printed Label, one 750ml bottle • 2007 Foris Merlot with Jennifer Lake Printed Label, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Jennifer Lake Miller, Jennifer Lake Gallery
SILENT AUCTION 111. Food, Wine, Friends Invite your favorite couple to join you and yours for an evening of fine wine and food in the elegant atmosphere of Bentley’s Grill in Salem, Oregon. Executive Chef Derek Ridgway and Wine Steward Brian Kemmerle will create a personalized 4-course meal featuring the freshest local foods paired with the region’s finest wines. Gourmet food, exceptional wine, and four friends equal a perfect evening. Take home this evening: • 2002 Behrens and Hitchcock Merlot, two 750 ml bottles Contributed by: Bentley’s Grill and Steve Huebner
112. Passionate about Pinot Living in the Willamette Valley, you need not travel far to find fantastic Pinot Noir. Indulge your passion for fine wines with this half-case from Oregon’s outstanding producers. • 2006 Dobbes Pinot Noir Skippers Cuvee • 2005 Lange Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vineyard • 2005 Brick House Pinot Noir Los Dyonnais • 2004 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Cote Sud vineyard • 2006 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard • 2005 Erath Pinot Noir Estate Selection Contributed by: Dr. Jim and Kristy Wasenmiller
SILENT AUCTION 113. Seattle Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins Terrace Club Seats And it’s going, going, gone! Four prized Terrace Club seats to the June 6th and 7th games between the Seattle Mariners and the Minnesota Twins. From the moment you arrive, you’ll see why these seats are special. There’s an attentive wait staff on hand to take your order and deliver your food right to your extra-wide, padded seat. Or, if you prefer, step inside the Terrace Club lounge, complete with plasma TVs, a full bar and specialty food items, for a relaxing and casual ballpark experience. Terrace Club Amenities: • Close proximity to the action - located between Field and Private Suite levels (watch out for foul balls!). • Comfortable wide, padded seats. • Wait service at your seat, offering basic fare for purchase. • Exclusive location: only those holding Wells Fargo Terrace Club, Charter Seat or Suite Level tickets can access this area of the ballpark. • Access to Wells Fargo Terrace Club Lounges. Contributed by: Owens and Minor
114. Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers Terrace Club Seats Take me out to the ball game… Four prized Terrace Club seats to the July 11th and 12th games between the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. From the moment you arrive, you’ll see why these seats are special. There’s an attentive wait staff on hand to take your order and deliver your food right to your extra-wide, padded seat. Or, if you prefer, step inside the Terrace Club lounge, complete with plasma TVs, a full bar and specialty food items, for a relaxing and casual ballpark experience. continued on next page . . .
SILENT AUCTION Terrace Club Amenities: • Close proximity to the action - located between Field and Private Suite levels (watch out for foul balls!). • Comfortable wide, padded seats. • Wait service at your seat, offering basic fare for purchase. • Exclusive location: only those holding Wells Fargo Terrace Club, Charter Seat or Suite Level tickets can access this area of the ballpark. • Access to Wells Fargo Terrace Club Lounges. Contributed by: Owens and Minor
115. Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees Diamond Club Seats Play ball! Four Diamond Club tickets for the Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees on August 15th. There are only 370 Diamond Club tickets in the exclusive area located in the first eight rows behind home plate. From the Diamond Club seats you’ll see the break of a slider, hear the pop of the mitt, perhaps even chat with the on-deck hitter and help the umpire call balls and strikes. These tickets include complimentary food and premium beverages served in the private Diamond Club Lounge or at your seat by an attentive staff and VIP parking in the Safeco Field garage adjacent to the new ballpark. A private field level entryway in the ballpark takes you into the Diamond Club Lounge and the exclusive seating area. The Diamond Club Lounge is much more than a “sports den.” It’s a spacious, upscale bistro - with a circular bar, big screen TV’s and comfortable tables, chairs and sofas. The ultimate luxury sports experience! Take home with you tonight: • 2004 Dunham Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon • 2005 Dunham Cellars Chardonnay Contributed by: Pacific Office Automation and Nick Fluge
SILENT AUCTION 116. Hola Chicas! Let’s Party! Fiesta Date: Thursday, July 9th, 2009 Pass the tequila amigas! Forty women can get an early start on the weekend with margaritas blended or on los rocas on a warm summer night at the West Salem hacienda of Aaron and Mary Crane. It could be a night of “women gone wild” as you shake your booty to salsa dance music and munch on chef Sean Roe’s Mexican-inspired menu of appetizers. Bring your girlfriends, sisters, cousins, gym mates, even your mom if she can handle the tequila! This is a ladies-only event. Get your friends lined up to bid because this will be the best party of the year! Secure one of 40 spots with a $50 bid. Great food, drink, music, dancing friends and location. Contributed by: Aaron and Mary Crane, Sean Roe and Owens and Minor
117. J.K. Carriere Enjoy two signed magnums from the small production winery that focuses on classically structured, age-able, high-acid, smooth-tannin Pinot Noir. • 2004 Antoinette Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (1.5 liters) • 2005 Antoinette Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (1.5 liters) Contributed by: Ron Tinnell, JC Colligan, Ted Steward and Allison Janicki
SILENT AUCTION 118. Sierra Expedition Head for the gold fields of California and the great Sierra Nevada Mountains in the Lake Tahoe area. We have timed your trip to Truckee to take advantage all the summer outdoor activities. Start the adventure at a 3-bedroom, 2-bath cabin, sleeping up to 8 people in Truckee, California. Your seven-night stay is offered all summer (subject to availability) and includes a barrel tasting for up to 8 people at Truckee River Winery. After a competitive match of bocce ball at the winery, you can go home and relax with a bottle of their Pinot Noir. Continue your exploration with an hour’s ride to Grizzly Ranch. The only private golf and recreational community in the Western Sierra Feather River Country, Grizzly Ranch is surrounded by more than a million acres of pristine national and state forestlands. You’ll be treated to a round of golf for four at the Bob Cupp designed course offering golf as it should be: quiet, relaxed and peaceful. Any explorer worth his salt needs to investigate the original gold discovery site at Sutter’s Mill in Marshall State Park in Coloma. Take a break in your Truckee week with a drive through historic Auburn to the gold country. While there you’ll spend a night at the charming Coloma Country Inn (4 people in 2 rooms). Marjorie and Craig will welcome you warmly and treat you like family. Breakfast is served family-style on the patio next to the pond. Coloma is the hub of the American River whitewater rafting community. The class 2 & 3+ rapids of the South Fork will give you a thrill on a guided lower gorge trip including lunch with River and Rock Adventures. This highly rated rafting company emphasizes fun while focusing on safety. Your Sierra Expedition will be full of adventure with none of the “roughing it” of the early pioneers! Contributed by: Brad & Eileen Child, Truckee River Winery, Brad Howe, Coloma Country Inn and River and Rock Adventures
SILENT AUCTION 119. Lumos Wine Company • 2006 Lumos Pinot Noir - Temperance Hill Vineyard, one 750ml bottle • 2 Logo glasses • Corkscrew with logo Contributed by: Lumos Wine Company
120. Neskowin Beach House An ocean front, luxury Neskowin home with sweeping views from Proposal Rock to Cape Kiwanda. The main floor houses the master bedroom suite with an ocean view. A large open kitchen with professional grade appliances opens up to a family room, creating the perfect spot for socializing. The sizeable living room has a cozy fireplace. Each room on the main floor has an ocean view, and opens up onto a large cedar deck for dining al fresco, or sunning. The lower floor has one bedroom with a queen bed, and two “bunk bedrooms” that sleep 4 in each room. A private outdoor shower leads into a large laundry room. The spacious second living room on the lower level has a fireplace and big TV with video equipment. A complete remodel was recently completed. With the multiple common areas, this is the perfect home for a large family gathering or a two-family getaway. Take home tonight: • Walnut City Wineworks Pinot Gris, one 750ml bottle • Walnut City Wineworks Cabernet Sauvignon, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Dr. David and Jody Rowell and Walnut City Wineworks
SILENT AUCTION 121. Airlie Vertical Airlie Winery, established in 1986, is dedicated to vintage dated Oregon premium wines. The winery overlooks Dunn Forest Vineyard producing estate varieties well suited to the coastal edge of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Their Dunn Forest Vineyard Pinot Noir is a big, bold Pinot with nice black cherry and cedar notes. 2003 Airlie Pinot Noir Dunn Forest Vineyard 2004 Airlie Pinot Noir Dunn Forest Vineyard 2005 Airlie Pinot Noir Dunn Forest Vineyard Contributed by: Airlie Winery
122. Upward Spiral Spruce up your yard with 2 beautiful Spiral Dwarf Alberta Spruce trees. Contributed by: Doug and Jamie Zielinski
123. Please Louise Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy wines from one of Oregon’s premiere Pinot Noir producers. This mini vertical of Louise cuvée is personally selected from a few favorite barrels, those that come together in the most complete, seamless way. • 2003 Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir Louise • 2004 Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir Louise • 2005 Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir Louise Contributed by: William and Deborah Voves
SILENT AUCTION 124. Willamette Valley Vineyards Jeroboam Don’t miss this jeroboam of 2007 Willamette Valley Vineyards Founders Reserve Pinot Noir. That’s 6 bottles in one! This soon-to-be centerpiece in your cellar is uniquely branded with Kristin Kuhn’s commemorative painting for Uncorked Wine Auction. Save this to toast a very special celebration. Contributed by: Willamette Valley Vineyards
125. Princess for a Day Pamper yourself, as any princess would, with this package of perks. Start your day at Reflections Salon for your choice of treatments. Your next stop: Massage Works for a one-hour massage. Last on the list is to uncork a bottle of bubbly, a wonderful way to finish your day. This package includes: • $100 Gift Certificate at Reflections Salon • 1-Hour Massage at Massage Works • Pommery Pink POP Champagne, four 187 ml bottles Contributed by: Jan Roche with Massage Works, Mike and Kathie VanRonzelen and Nick Fluge
SILENT AUCTION 126. Eagle Crest Getaway Enjoy a seven-night stay in a luxury condominium at beautiful Eagle Crest Resort! The Resort is nestled against the majestic Cascade Mountains, where they boast having over 300 days of sunshine a year! The beautiful 3-bedroom condo sleeps eight comfortably and features a full kitchen, fireplace and spa. What a getaway! Valid September through May, not available on holidays. Take home tonight: • Walnut City Wineworks Pinot Gris, one 750ml bottle • Walnut City Wineworks Cabernet Sauvignon, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Gladys Blum – Gladys Blum Group Real Estate Services
127. Anne Amie Enjoy a magnum (1.5 liters) of 2007 Anne Amie Pinot Noir. The ultimate food wine, this Pinot Noir is a brilliant match for any fare, from traditional Northwest to French gourmet. Also included is a winery tour and tasting for up to 8. Contributed by: Anne Amie Vineyards (Carlton, OR)
SILENT AUCTION 128. Amalie Robert Vineyards Visit Amalie Robert Vineyards for a private vineyard tour for up to 4 people, wine tasting, and a wonderful lunch. • 2006 Dijon Clones Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle • 2006 Dijon Clones Chardonnay, one 750ml bottle Please call for a mutually agreeable date. Contributed by: Amalie Robert Vineyards (Dallas, OR)
129. Only for the Serious Cyclist If you think biking is bliss, this package is for you! You will be outfitted in premium gear to get you ready to hit the trails. This package includes a 2008 Diamondback Men’s Wildwood Citi Bike, a 2009 Diamondback Women’s Lustre/Bike, 2 Silver Bell Venture Helmets, and 2 North Face Black Base Camp Messenger Bags. Everything you need for a remarkable ride! Contributed by: William and Deborah Voves
130. Papa di Vino Papa di Vino welcomes you to there beautiful wine bar and shop in Salem for a private wine tasting for 8. Appetizers will be provided to complement the selected wines. Contributed by: Papa di Vino Wine Bar and Shop
SILENT AUCTION 131. Hotel Oregon Wine Country This gift card includes lodging for two at the Hotel Oregon, two glasses of wine in Hotel Oregon’s Cellar Bar, plus dinner and breakfast in McMenamins Pub. This getaway is located in the heart of wine country. Prices subject to change. Contributed by: McMenamins
132. Allora Vineyards “Tresca” • 2000 Allora Vineyards “Tresca”, Napa Valley-Double Magnum (3.0 liters) Contributed by: Villagio Inn and Spa, V Wine Cellar
133. Oregon Pinot Noir Classics Jim and Linda Thomas, partners in Eola Springs Vineyard, have personally selected classic Oregon wines to tempt your palate. These premium Oregon Pinot Noir wines have been carefully cellared and fully exhibit the characteristics of the grape that put Oregon on the map. This collection of older Pinots will not be found on 99% of wine lists and has been chosen for its aging ability. The exact wines will be on display at Uncorked! Contributed by: Jim and Linda Thomas
SILENT AUCTION 134. Day at the Lake Pack your swimsuits, sunglasses, and a towel for a day of fun in the sun. Bring 1-12 friends with you on a summer adventure filled with water and recreation. Choose from wakeboarding, wakesurfing, wakeskating or innertubing. No worry if you need a lesson in the water, your host is happy to give you a few tips. Take a break for a gourmet lunch provided by your wonderful hosts. Pick a weekend and pick a lake and you’re on your way to becoming an expert in the water. Possible lakes include: Fern Ridge, Hagg Lake, Detroit Lake, Lake Sammamish, Doreena, Foster and Green Peter. Your day at the lake includes: • Supra speed boat, all equipment and safety gear, full instruction, snacks, gourmet lunch, drinks, tunes and sunscreen. Subject to availability of your hosts. Preferred days are Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays. Contributed by: Jonathan Durning and Melanie Ronai
135. Chateau Bianca Tour and Tasting for 16 Visit Chateau Bianca, a family owned and operated winery in the Willamette Valley. Your group of up to 16 will be treated to a private tasting paired with hors d’oeuvre. Contributed by: Chateau Bianca Winery
SILENT AUCTION 136. Sawyer Bradford Meritage Rutherford • 2002 Sawyer Bradford Meritage Rutherford, Napa Valley- Double Magnum (3.0 liters) Contributed by: Villagio Inn and Spa, V Wine Cellar
137. Pearls of Wisdom It is a wise man indeed who is prepared for any special event! Birthday, anniversary or just an ordinary “I love you” day. She’ll be wowed by the romance. Set the mood with this vineyard gem from Walla Walla – a magnum of Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon. Next, Sybaris Bistro in Albany is a true jewel. You can expect some of the best food in Oregon, served with equal parts of eclecticism, classic preparation and innovation, all in a serene, upscale atmosphere. Before dessert, break out the blue box with a stunning 48”gold necklace laced with 44 pearls from designer Kurt Gutmann. These are the true pearls of wisdom to win your lady’s heart! This package includes: • $100 gift certificate to Sybaris Bistro • 48” Gold and Pearl necklace by designer Kurt Gutmann • 2002 Woodward Canyon “Old Vines” Cabernet Sauvignon, one magnum (1.5 ml) Contributed by: Mike and Kathie VanRonzelen, Jackson Jewelers and Doug Goe
SILENT AUCTION 138. Clear Creek Distillery A genuine artisan distillery reflects the best of the natural and agricultural resources of its region. Clear Creek Distillery has succeeded in doing this, making world-class brandies for over twenty years. • Pear Brandy, “Pear-in-the-Bottle”, a classic eau de vie de poire, one 750ml bottle • Loganberry Liqueur, one 375ml bottle • Cassis Liqueur, one 375ml bottle • Cherry Liqueur, one 375ml bottle • Raspberry Liqueur, one 375ml bottle • Pear Liqueur, one 375ml bottle Contributed by: Clear Creek Distillery
139. Bleu Visit Restaurant Bleu at the Western Culinary Institute in Portland for a 5course formal dinner. Dinner for 4. • $100 gift certificate to Bleu • LeCordon Bleu cookbook • 2007 Eola Hills Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Western Culinary Institute, Greg Ogdahl and Mike & Kathie Van Ronzelen
SILENT AUCTION 140. You Never Know What You’re Gonna Get You never know what you’re gonna get, but it’s sure to be good coming from Ed Dougherty’s private cellar. Find out on auction night… • Vintage vino Contributed by Ed and Jan Dougherty
141. Carter Vineyard Earning 90 points with Wine Spectator and rave reviews from critics, this Pinot Noir is a sure bet. • Carter Vineyard Hillblock Pinot Noir, twelve 750ml bottles Contributed by: Carter Vineyard
142. Heathman Hotel Celebrated for its art of service, The Heathman Hotel offers an inspiring blend of natural elegance and modern lifestyle. Enjoy a two-night stay in a deluxe guestroom at the historic Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland. While visiting the Rose City experience the triumph of love and perseverance with two orchestra-side seats for Friday, November 6, 2009 for the Portland Opera’s production of Glass’ “Orphee”. Rooms based on availability. Contributed by: Heathman Hotel and Portland Opera
SILENT AUCTION 143. Visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus He sees you when when you’re sleeping…He also comes to your house or office in December for a very special visit. Everyone will be clamoring for a chance to tell Santa all of their Christmas wishes. Schedule a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus between December 17th and 24th and they will arrive at the appointed hour with a list of who’s been “naughty or nice”. Have a big chair ready for Santa to sit in. Mrs. Claus reads off the names for Santa and takes pictures of each child and the whole family. Pictures will be sent to you electronically. If you prefer to leave gifts on the front porch, Santa can put them in his sack for an early delivery. Contributed by: Grubby and Laurie Hain
144. Ken Wright Cellars This outstanding producer of Pinot is consistently receiving rave reviews and accolades from top critics. • 2006 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir, Abbott Claim Vineyard, one magnum (1.5 liters) Contributed by: Doug Goe
SILENT AUCTION 145. Civil War: Ducks vs. Beavers The University of Oregon and Oregon State University meet up on December 3rd in this annual grid-iron classic. This year’s battle will be at Autzen Stadium in Eugene. Included are two prime seats. Remember, no matter who you root for, there’s nothing civil about this war! While visiting Eugene, stop by Silvan Ridge Hinman Vineyards for a private tour and tasting. Take home tonight: • 2006 Silvan Ridge Oregon Rogue Valley Syrah Reserve • 2007 Silvan Ridge Oregon Rogue Valley Viognier Reserve Contributed by: Withnell Motor Company, Silvan Ridge Wine, Nick Fluge
146. Oregon State Beavers vs. Portland State Vikings Reser Stadium welcomes you on September 5th for a football matchup between the Beavers and the Vikings. Two reserved seats await you. Return your certificate for redemption at least 3 weeks prior to September 5th game and your tickets will be ready for pickup at will call. Contributed by: Oregon State University
SILENT AUCTION 147. Grillmaster Imagine a warm summer Saturday afternoon. There’s nothing more perfect for the day than a backyard barbeque. With the Lil’ Tex Traeger pellet grill, you’ll be the envy of all your neighbors. This foolproof smoker and grill will cook your pork, beef, or fish to perfection. These famous grills are easy to use and consistent in producing flavorful foods, even for a novice. Add $50 to spend at Carl’s Cuisine or Wine Country Kitchen to get you prepared with any necessary tools. Contributed by: Traeger Wood Pellet Grills, Carl’s Cuisine/Wine Country Kitchen
148. Parking at the Salem Art Fair There is a parking spot reserved just for you at the Salem Art Fair this year. A private driveway, just a few feet away, is available for 3 hours on your choice of day. 2009 Salem Art Fair runs July 17, 18 & 19. Contributed by: Tom and Cesie Delve Scheuermann
149. Conn Creek Anthology • 2000 Conn Creek Anthology, Napa Valley- Magnum (1.5 liters) Contributed by: Villagio Inn and Spa and V Wine Cellar
SILENT AUCTION 150. Bethel Heights Vineyard Located in the historic Eola Hills, northwest of Salem, the family-owned Bethel Heights Vineyard has been an industry leader in sustainability and stewardship of the land. Established in 1977 and releasing their first wines in 1984, Bethel Heights has expanded to include second generation leadership and ownership, bringing youthful energy, talent and passion into the blend. The 1989 Pinots were jammy and delicious with a sweetness that is hard not to appreciate. This case of Bethel Heights Vineyard 1989 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Estate Grown Reserve is perfectly aged and ready to drink. Contributed by: Michael and Alix Truax
151. VIP Tour & Tasting at Archery Summit for Eight Visit top-rated Pinot producer Archery Summit where you will be taken on a VIP, behind the scenes tour of their vineyards, winery and aging caves. On to the tasting room for a sample of their highly-rated Pinot Noir. Contributed by: Archery Summit
152. VIP Tour & Tasting at Domaine Serene for Eight Domaine Sereneâ€™s VIP winery experience follows the same path as their wines from vine to glass. Begin on the harvest deck, then journey through the magnificent five-level gravity flow winery. Finally, enjoy a private tasting featuring five special wines, including rare & exclusive single vineyard Pinot Noirs, complemented with a selection of artisanal cheeses. Contributed by: Supporters of Family Building Blocks
SILENT AUCTION 153. John Day River Day Two lucky anglers will have the best of small mouth bass fishing with a one day guided trip on the John Day River. Your breakfast will be waiting the morning of the trip, after which you will depart from one of Steve Fleming’s public or private put-ins. You will fish and enjoy the scenery all morning, and then take time for a Dutch-oven prepared lunch cooked right in your boat! On to more fishing and then a midday snack of Dutch-oven prepared cobbler. More fishing right up to take-out time. Included in your trip: • Continental Breakfast • Hot Dutch Oven Lunch, Dessert, Coffee and Non-Alcoholic Beverages • Finest Quality Equipment & Tackle, the Best Producing Lures • All BLM Fees • Full Day of Fishing • Deluxe Drift Boats with Infrared Heaters • Lots of pictures • Dry Bags • The Best John Day River Guide Team Bring your Oregon fishing license/tags, pop or alcoholic beverages, sunglasses, hats and appropriate clothing for an unforgettable day on the river. Contributed by: Bob and Debbie Boss
AUCTIONEER Our Auctioneer is Steve Talbot, President of Talbot Benefit Auctions in Portland, Oregon. Since 1979, Steve has conducted 2000 charity auctions and raised more than $250 million for a broad range of charitable organizations throughout the United States. A playful, audience-friendly caller with a keen eye for the bidding action, Steve delights in helping guests spend generously on terrific auction packages. Steve provides both Auctioneer and auction planning services to events of all sizes and themes, from “Top Hats and Tuxedos” to “Denim and Diamonds” from the “Circus Ringmaster” to the unpredictable “Shelter Man” for animal shelters and rescue programs. For the last six years he has been the Auctioneer for the highly successful ¡Salud! Wine Auction for Tuality Healthcare Foundation, and helped Salud raise more than $3 million for health services to families. Steve firmly believes the auction should offer something magical to everyone, so let’s Uncork some magic for our families and for Family Building Blocks! Enjoy the fine food and wines, preview the auction items, warm-up your bid paddles and loosen that sense of humor. Put yourself in Steve’s capable hands, and he promises to make buying a pleasure.
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Your support will keep the wheels on the bus going round and round . . . For Family Building Blocks to fulfill its mission of “keeping children safe and families together,” it is imperative that enrolled infants, toddlers and preschoolers attend our therapeutic classes each week. Most of the high-risk families that we serve cannot provide their own transportation. So, to be successful, we must transport children each morning in small yellow buses equipped with specialized car seats. These buses provide much more than just a way for children to get to class. Many of the families whom we serve live in isolation with no car. The regular visit that the bus makes to their homes may be one of the only contacts that the parents have with the community. The teacher who knocks on the front door to pick up a child serves as a critical piece of that family’s safety and support network. Sometimes, that regular contact can provide vital information needed to make a crucial difference for a family in need. Our studies show that attendance in our therapeutic classes really does make a difference. Last year, 98% of the children enrolled in our program were able to continue living safely with their families, thus avoiding the trauma and heartbreak of being removed and placed in foster care. This outcome is remarkable considering the overwhelming challenges facing our clients. With your collaborative support, we can “keep those wheels going round and round” and make a difference for another bus load of children!
Like the best wine . . . that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak. The Song of Solomon, 7:9
ORAL AUCTION LOTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.
An Instant Cellar Sunriver Fore Four Nights Queen for a Day Tropical Paradise in Maui Dinner for a Dozen Under the Napa Sun Bordeaux Flight Kristin Kuhns Painting Masters Tournament Weekly Wine Fantasy Ultimate Tropical Mexican Vacation Lâ€™Heure Bleu Under the Tuscan Sun At Home in Mahonia Jet Set Game Day Washington Reds Volcanic Vacation Go Fish! What I Make Best Are ... Reservations
1. An Instant Cellar Who has the time to research, taste and select the great wines needed for a substantial private cellar? The work has all been done for you with this twocase selection of wines. And once you have the wines, itâ€™s critical to store them properly, maintaining the optimum temperature. Again you can relax â€“ an under-counter wine cooler is the perfect solution to storage concerns. This U-Line Wine Captain can be built-in or freestanding, and holds 32 bottles in 3 different temperature zones. Includes: (one 750 ml bottle of each) 2001 Rombauer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2003 Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Cinq Cepages, Sonoma County 2003 Broman Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena, Napa Valley 2004 Farella-Park Vineyards Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2005 Castello di Gabbiano Alleanza 2005 Cosentino Winery The Poet, Napa Valley 2005 Fountainhead Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley 2005 Chandon Pinot Noir, Carneros 2006 Wolf Blass Gold Label Shiraz, Barossa 2006 Beringer Nightingale Botrytised, Napa Valley 2006 Beringer Alluvium, Knights Valley 2006 Beringer Chardonnay, Napa Valley
An Instant Cellar continued . . . 2006 Beringer Founders Estate Chardonnay, California 2006 Beringer Merlot Stone Cellars, Napa Valley 2006 Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay Belle Terre Vineyard, Alexander Valley 2006 Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay Robert Young Vineyard, Alexander Valley 2006 Coho Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir, Los Carneros 2006 Robert Sinskey Vineyards Pinot Noir, Los Carneros, Napa Valley 2007 Anderson Winery Blanc De Noirs Sparkling Wine 2007 Beringer Knights Valley Alluvium Blanc 2007 Beringer Stanley Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir, Carneros 2007 Taz Pinot Noir 2007 Wattle Creek Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino NV Chandon Pinot Noir Brut Reserve Contributed by: Villagio Inn and Spa, V Wine Cellars, and Kellyâ€™s Home Center
2. Sunriver FORE Four Nights Chip, chip, hooray! It’s a four-night stay in a wonderful four-bedroom, threebath Sunriver Resort home, September 17 – 20, 2009. Catch the best of the early fall weather in Central Oregon. The home sleeps ten comfortably, so you can bring the whole family if you like, or perhaps it’ll be just the grownups for a private golf getaway. There are plenty of amenities: five televisions, three DVD players, wireless internet, gas fireplace and BBQ, full kitchen, hot tub and six bikes for pedaling around the paths. Conveniently located near the Cottonwood store for last minute snack runs! We’ve also “chipped” in four rounds of golf at the challenging Crosswater course with cart, another four rounds at the Bend Golf and Country Club and for your shopping pleasure, four $100 gift certificates for the Crosswater Pro Shop. Crosswater is a heathland-style course situated on 600 scenic acres of woodlands and preserved wetlands which was honored by Golf Digest as #28 on its list of “America’s Greatest Golf Courses”. Bend Golf and Country Club is a full service, member owned 18-hole course featuring over 7,000 yards of spectacular signature holes and fairways lined with majestic Ponderosa pines. This package includes: • A four-night stay in a Sunriver home from September 17-20, 2009 • Four rounds of golf at Crosswater • Four rounds of golf at Bend Country Club • Four $100 gift certificates for the Crosswater Pro Shop To take with you tonight: • Walnut City Wineworks Pinot Gris, one 750ml bottle • Walnut City Wineworks Cabernet Sauvignon, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Aaron and Mary Crane, Tom and Paddy Hueneke, Crosswater, Bend Golf and Country Club and Walnut City Wineworks
3. Queen for a Day Your majesty, may I present to you a day of royal treatment? You’ll feel like pampered royalty with a one-hour massage and one-hour facial from Emily Smith at Red Door Salon. Your day of indulgence continues with a manicure and pedicure with Megan Mowbray at the Cat’s Meow. Your royal locks will shine after a cut and color from Krista Jackson at Salon Mecca. The best part is that while you’re finding inner peace, your castle will be finding relief from the ever present layer of dust with 4 hours of professional housecleaning from McAllister Cleaning Service. A 4-hour home organizing session from in its place will help keep the palace in great shape. And to complete the transformation take your $500 gift certificate to Meringue Boutique for some well-earned shopping therapy. Truly a day fit for a queen. Gift certificates do not have to be redeemed in the same day. Take home to the castle tonight: • Mumm Napa Brut Prestige sparkling wine, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Emily Smith from the Red Door, Megan Mowbray from the Cat’s Meow, McAllister Cleaning, Krista Jackson from Salon Mecca, Meringue Boutique, In Its Place, Villagio Inn and Spa, V Wine Cellars, and Kathie VanRonzelen
4. Tropical Paradise in Maui Treat yourself like royalty in the only place in the country that was once a royal kingdom! Sparkling sand beaches as far as the eye can see. Turquoise ocean dotted with Hawaiian islands in the distance. Pastel colored skies that linger long after sunset. A two-week Maui vacation awaits you at a beachside condominium boasting two private suites, each fitted with a king-sized bed and private bath. The condo boasts a huge lanai overlooking the ocean. This retreat is located in the Kahana area- conveniently situated between Kaanapali and Kapalua. While there, be sure to visit “Maui’s Winery” at Ulupalakua Ranch, built specifically for Hawaii’s monarch David Kalakaua and Queen Kapi’olani. Savor wines amid rolling green pastureland, majestic mountain vistas, and sublime seascapes. Just imagine sinking your toes in those white sand beaches! Restrictions: No smoking, no pets. As available between June and December, 2009 To celebrate your vacation, we send you home with: • Walnut City Wineworks Pinot Gris, one 750ml bottle • Walnut City Wineworks Cabernet Sauvignon, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Denny and Deanna Smith and Walnut City Wineworks
5. Dinner for a Dozen One magnificent Salem home. Four distinguished hosts. The edible art of entwining food and wine. Clark and Kathy Thompson have graciously agreed to open their South Salem home for a dinner for 12 guests with co-hosts Dave and Jody Rowell. Prepare for an unforgettable evening of fine wine, lively conversation, and fabulous cuisine. Kathy and Jody will enchant you with a custom, seasonal five-course menu featuring fresh local Northwest ingredients, masterfully paired with hand-selected wines from the Thompson and Rowell private cellars. Experience the pleasure of a magnificent meal paired with just the right varietals. Sit back and enjoy as the flavors of the season take flight! To take home tonight: â€˘ Walnut City Wineworks Pinot Gris, one 750ml bottle â€˘ Walnut City Wineworks Cabernet Sauvignon, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Dr. Clark and Kathy Thompson, Dr. David and Jody Rowell, and Walnut City Wineworks
6. Under the Napa Sun Picture yourself in the vineyard-clad foothills of California’s preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley, at the Villagio Inn & Spa. You and three guests will indulge your senses and immerse yourselves in the total Napa experience. Villagio Inn and Spa, located on The Vintage Estate in Yountville, California, is a Tuscan-style haven for travelers seeking the ultimate Napa Valley experience. With first class red carpet treatment, this Four Diamond boutique hotel is sure to create an unforgettable weekend. Rooms are appointed with the finest of creature comforts and a host of amenities to indulge in. After getting comfortable with your accommodations, join a sommelier for a four-hour guided wine tour. Who better than a wine expert to show your group around Napa’s finest wineries? Each of you will be treated to a pampering spa treatment that integrates indigenous therapeutic elements of the Napa Valley. Enjoy the spa’s indoor and outdoor fireplaces, Swiss showers, steam and dry saunas and secluded outdoor hydrotherapy soaking baths. Chef Michael Chiarello, Emmy-winning host of Food Network’s Easy Entertaining, will delight your palette with dinner at his Bottega Ristorante. Both cuisine and ambiance combine rustic charm and refined elegance. You’ll return home refreshed from all the pampering, full from the delectable foods, and with a whole new knowledge of Napa Valley wines. For a preview of the luxury you will experience, go to www.villagio.com!
Under the Napa Sun continued . . . This package includes: • A two-night stay for two couples at the Villagio Inn and Spa • Four 50-minute spa treatments of choice • Roundtrip transportation from Sacramento Airport • Dinner for four at Bottega Ristorante • Four-hour wine tour with sommelier at select Napa Valley wineries • Champagne Breakfast Buffet each morning • $500 travel voucher Restrictions: • Must use before December 31, 2010 • Reservations are subject to availability and must be made 30 days in advance • Winery tasting or tour charges, if applicable, not included • Dinner at Bottega Ristorante does not include alcohol To celebrate your vacation, we send you home with: • Mumm Napa Brut Reserve Sparkling Wine, two magnums (1.5ml) Contributed by: Villagio Inn and Spa, Saalfeld Griggs and V Wine Cellar
7. Bordeaux Flight 1978 was the year of Jimmy Carter, Hotel California, and $.63 gas. Return to these leisurely days, a slower less hectic era, with a 5-bottle flight of 1978 vintage Bordeaux wine. The private cellar of Michael and Alix Truax has been culled by their personal sommelier to bring you this legendary wine. Five bottles of Bordeaux: • 1978 Chateau Haut-Brion, Graves • 1978 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac • 1978 Chateau Cos D’Estournel, Saint Estephe • 1978 Chateau Lynch-Bages, Pauillac • 1978 Chateau Margaux, Margaux Contributed by: Michael and Alix Truax
8. Kristin Kuhns Original Painting As the featured artist for our second annual Uncorked Wine Auction, West Salem artist Kristin Kuhns has created a custom painting just for this event. This domestic landscape is representative of Ms. Kuhn’s “Blanket Series” and measures 36”x 48” on stretched canvas. Ms. Kuhn teaches part-time at Willamette University and Baker Charter School and shows her work at the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery in Salem. “The landscape holds me, wraps me up and gives me comfort as a blanket does.” This work consists of acrylic and fiber on canvas and is intended to blur the distinction between the landscape and us. The flat areas of stitched fabric are reminders of the domestic tradition of needle and thread. Early American girls expressed the naïve sentiment of hope and promise for a new tomorrow in the domestic tradition of stitched samplers. Contributed by: Kristin Kuhns
9. 2010 Masters Tournament Package – First Class Minimum Bid: $12,000 Get ready for the golf experience of a lifetime. The winner of this package will enjoy an exclusive trip to watch the last 2 rounds of the 2010 Masters Tournament for four persons, arriving Friday, April 9th and departing Monday, April 12th. Just enough time to see the champion walk out of the Butler Cabin wearing the legendary “Green Jacket”. Housed on a private estate in the swank gated community of Jones Creek, your foursome will be vacationing in style. Private chef? Check. Luxury transportation? Check. Personal butler staff? Check. Gifts, entertainment and world class golf? Check, check and check! You won’t need to worry about a thing – we’ve got you covered. Upon arrival in Georgia on Friday, you’ll enjoy private transportation to your personal estate. Settle into your luxury accommodations, explore your surroundings and enjoy a gourmet dinner. On Saturday, you’ll have tickets to the third competitive round of The Masters Tournament. As you stroll the flower studded grounds of Augusta National you’ll be treated to an up close and personal view of the legendary fairways and greens. Wake up, repeat. Only this Sunday you’re moments away from witnessing a little bit of history. A new victor will be honored with the title of Masters Champion, and you’ll be there to see it happen.
About The Masters - The premier event in golf, the Masters is annually held the first full week in April in Augusta, Georgia. Founded in 1934 by the legendary Bobby Jones, the Masters has the most elite field of any Major Championship. The moment one steps onto the hallowed grounds of Augusta National Golf Club, with its immaculate conditioning and beautiful blooming azaleas, they realize how special it is to attend a Masters Tournament in person. The Masters is truly a once in a lifetime experience!
About The Pinnacle Experience - Pinnacle is a small, high-end, turn-key, golf-centered event company, comprised of event professionals committed to exceeding the expectations of their clients. They utilize their knowledge and experience to wrap components together in the planning process; their creativity to make those components unique and memorable; and their commitment to first-rate service to produce the very best event experience. Event Components include: • Private Estate Lodging • Dedicated Staffing • Luxury Ground Transportation • 4 Masters Gift Packages • Private Chefs • Fine Wine / Cigars • Masters Hospitality Area • Masters entrance Saturday and Sunday Testimonial: Bruce and Sharon Douglas, Jeanne and I had the very best time at the 09 Masters. Everything the Pinnacle Experience did was beyond our expectations. We had a beautiful Georgian mansion on a golf course with great views. Our chefs were outstanding; providing great meals and wonderful beverages (especially the wine). They have a picnic area that you start and end your day right next to the main entrance to Augusta National with additional food and beverage. The entire trip and experience were very high touch! It should be on every golfer’s bucket list!!! ---Lee Sjothun Contributed by: The Pinnacle Experience and Friends of Family Building Blocks
10. Weekly Wine Fantasy In Vino Veritas! In wine there is truth! That is a certainty with this fantastic selection of 52 bottles of fine wine straight from the cellars of Salem’s premier wine enthusiasts. Here is a sampling of what you will take home: 1964 Grand Vin de Chateau Latour Bordeaux Pauillac 1967 Chateau Pichon Lalande 1978 Mt. Eden Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains 1986 Joseph Drouhin Laforet Bourgogne 1986 Château Ducru Beaucaillou St. Julien 1989 Château Ducru Beaucaillou St. Julien 1996 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Leonetti Cellar Merlot 1998 Rombauer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Selection Napa Valley 1998 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Yamhill County 2000 Chateau Gloria St. Julien 2001 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2001 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2001 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon “Georges De Latour” Private Reserve 2002 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2002 Bergstrom Arcus Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2003 Grgich Hills Merlot Estate Grown Napa Valley 2004 Joseph Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Sonoma County 2004 Carter Vineyard Hillblock Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2004 Archery Summit Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir Looney Vineyard
Weekly Wine Fantasy continued . . . 2005 Carlo & Julian Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard 2005 Swanson Vineyards Merlot Oakville Napa Valley 2005 Nickel and Nickel Suscol Rand Merlot Napa Valley 2005 Betz Family Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Pere de Famillle 2005 Joseph Drouhin Pouilly-Fuisse 2005 Dunham Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon XI 2005 Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2005 Dunham Cellars Merlot Lewis Vineyard Columbia Valley 2005 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir, Carter Vineyard 2005 Mahonia Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006 Ridge California Zinfandel Dusi Ranch 2006 Lachini Vineyards “S” Pinot Noir 2007 Ken Wright Cellars Abbott Claim Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007 The Prisoner Red Wine Napa Valley 2007 Mahonia Vineyard Chardonnay NV Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Champagne (complete list of all 52 bottles available on auction night) Contributed by: Pamela Abernethy, Steve and Kirstin Altman, Wes and Linda Craven, Brett and Catherine Davis, Bruce and Sharon Douglas, Rob and Athena Douglas, Tim and Karen Hinsley, Dr. Bruce and Heather Johnson, John & Karen Kerr, Wes and Wendy McWhorter, John and Sue Miller, Dr. Bill and Helen Nisbet, Ryan and Molly Nopp, Rob and Shelly Norton, Marni and Cory Redding, Dr. David and Jody Rowell, Lee and Jeanne Sjothun, Tim and Tisha Smith, Alix and Mike Truax, Dr. Julie and John York and Pete and Kelly Yunker
11. The Ultimate Tropical Mexican Vacation… An incredible, brand new, 10,000-square foot oceanfront villa with 5 master suites and 5.5 baths in the desirable lower Conchas Chinas location. This gorgeous, contemporary-designed villa has all the luxuries of an exquisite vacation home with Mexican flair throughout. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors in all living areas showcase the breathtaking 180-degree oceanfront views of the bay stretching from Mismaloya to Nuevo Vallarta. Relax and be pampered by the staff of 3 (houseman, cook, and maid) in the large heated infinity pool with bar and 8+ person hot tub, all just off the semicovered bar area where the staff will serve you snacks and drinks. The staff is there to help you with anything you may need and to prepare and serve breakfast and dinner daily from incredible menu options with food fresh from the market. All bedrooms have spectacular oceanfront views, pillow-top King beds and en-suite attached bathrooms with large closets. Home is fully air conditioned (not just in the bedrooms), and the elevator in the home makes it easily accessible for everyone. With its prime oceanfront location just past “Dreams Resort,” you are a short 3-minute cab ride from the Romantic Zone and Los Muertos beach – great for shopping, swimming, and dining. A stay at Villa Azul Pacifico is a 4-Star Vacation with all the luxuries of a resort and all the privacy of your own luxury villa! Take the time to check out the villa online at:
ORAL AUCTION Here are some of the incredible features of Villa Azul Pacifico (Villa Blue Pacific): • 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths - Over 10,000 Sq Ft. • Suites 1-4 all have Oceanfront Balconies • Large Heated Infinity Pool w/ Hot Tub & Bar • 3 Bars In the Villa (2 Outside, 1 Inside) • Elevator in Villa • Indoor and Outdoor Dining Areas • Spectacular Kitchen with island/bar, granite counters, 48” Viking gas range, 1.5 ovens, dishwasher, 2 Sub-Zero refrigerators • Beautiful Travertine Floors & Showers Throughout Villa • Slab Granite & Marble Counters in Kitchen & Bathrooms • 42” Commercial-Style Gas BBQ • 8 Plasma/DLP TV’s with Satellite Receivers • Big Screen TV in Main Living Area • Superior Satellite TV with US Channels • Several DVD Players • Wireless High Speed Internet • Free Phone Calls to US • Fax Machine • Fully Air-Conditioned Villa (not just bedrooms) • Workout Room with TV • Audio System with CD, Satellite Radio, & I-Pod Dock • Gorgeous Custom Brick and Beam Ceiling Details • Luxurious Pillow-Top Mattresses in Every Room • Luxury Thread Count Linens • Beautiful Custom Made Furniture • Fully Staffed with Houseman, Cook, & Maid(s) To take home tonight: • A selection of fine Mexican Beers, Tequila and a Gift Basket full of all the necessary goodies to get you ready for your trip! Restrictions: As available between June 1, 2009 and October 31, 2009. $1,000 security deposit required. Food, beverage and staff gratuity not included. Contributed by: Mark and Lisa Farrow; Rodger, Bette and Ryan Bloedel; and Blue Pacific Vacation Rentals
12. L’Heure Bleu Bluehour means different things to different people. In French literature, it describes any time of day of “heightened emotion.” In Portland, it has come to mean “great place to dine.” As the premier modern restaurant in the Pearl District, Bluehour opened its doors in 2000 with what Gourmet Magazine describes as “the most sophisticated, contemporary food in town.” This package features a private dinner for 30 in the Bluehour private dining room, “L’Heure Bleu.” The private “cellar” boasts exposed wood beams and features a wall of over 3,000 back-lit wine bottles, providing a warm and elegant feel for your special event. Your custom, five-course menu – personally created by Chef Kenny Giambalvo – includes hors d’oeuvre, salad, pasta/risotto, entrée and dessert. To complement the classic cuisine of Chef Giambalvo, each course will be paired with wines from stellar Oregon producer Domaine Serene, including: • 2006 Cote Sud Chardonnay • 2006 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir • 2005 Mark Bradford Pinot Noir • 2005 Rockblock Del Rio Syrah Domaine Serene has been lauded by critics and consumers worldwide, with wines regularly rated at the top of their class. In designating Domaine Serene the Wine and Spirits 2007 Estate Winery of the Year, the magazine writes: “Domaine Serene always seems to end up on top in these pages; they are consistent no matter what the weather.” This package is perfect for entertaining corporate clients, a ready made rehearsal dinner or simply as the ultimate evening out for 15 select couples. Contributed by: Ross Carey - US Bank, Bluehour, Domaine Serene
13. Under the Tuscan Sun Minimum Bid: $2,000 Indulge yourself (and up to 4 friends) for a week at Casa Benedetti in the charming hillside village of Cortona, Italy located in the heart of Tuscany. Cortona is a 3,000-year old Etruscan hill-town conveniently situated in Tuscany between Florence and Rome. It lays on the main rail line and also the main Autostrada between Rome and Florence. Cortona was recently made famous by the book/movie “Under the Tuscan Sun”. Along with incredible physical beauty and views of the valley and Lake Trasimeno below, Cortona offers an array of fine restaurants and shops. The town also boasts two museums and numerous churches and historical sights. It truly is a magical place to explore! Casa Benedetti is a quiet, beautifully restored apartment in a 17th century building situated just off the main Piazza della Repubblica, the main hub of the town. This beautiful and spacious apartment has been recently renovated with all modern amenities and appointed with lovely Tuscan furniture and antiques. The living area looks out over Via Benedetti and the Piazza. Imagine the wonderful view of all the comings and goings of daily life in the center of town. This home is ideal for 4–5 people and will be a wonderful, relaxing base for your stay in Cortona. The apartment is spread out over 2 levels, the living area on the ﬁrst ﬂoor with 2 double bedrooms upstairs. The sofa in the living room pulls out into a double sleeper sofa which can accommodate 1 adult or 2 small children. There is a beautiful modern bathroom with an ample-sized bathtub, a washing machine, and satellite television. Trip Package is for 7 nights (Saturday to Saturday) subject to availability. There is a two-year expiration. To get a head start on that Tuscan feeling, take home tonight: • 2006 Fattoria di Felsina I Sistri Chardonnay, two 750ml bottles • 2005 Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva, two 750ml bottles • 2004 Fattoria di Felsina Rancia Chianti Classico Riserva, two 750ml bottles Contributed by: Rob and Stacy Friedman and Santiam Wine Company
14. At Home in Mahonia The First Lady of Oregon opens her home, Mahonia Hall, to 14 guests for a private luncheon. Take advantage of this rare occasion to dine with Mary Oberst in the historic Governorâ€™s mansion in the Fairmont neighborhood of Salem. Youâ€™ll be treated on this unforgettable afternoon to a delectable meal provided by Wild Pear Catering. Wild Pear Catering is celebrated for their original recipes, unique ingredients and seasonal flavors. Sustainably-produced wines from Mahonia Vineyards will pair perfectly with the meal. Together they will provide the best in food, wine and style - a perfect combination for this once in a lifetime luncheon. Mutually agreeable date, Monday through Thursday, before November 2009. Contributed by: Mary Oberst, Wild Pear Catering, Mahonia Vineyards
15. Jet Set Game Day Start your Father’s Day weekend (June 19th) off as if you were a celebrity. Your Friday night would go something like this: • Meet 3 of your family or friends at the Salem airport at 5:30 PM • Board your private jet for a trip to Boeing Field in Seattle • Deplane to find your driver and limo waiting to whisk you away to Safeco Field • Sit above the dugout for a Mariner’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks • After the game, your driver will take you back to Boeing Field for your flight home Well, tonight you don’t have to be Brad Pitt – you can have a weekend to remember and feel like you are part of the “Jet Set”. To take home tonight: • Carter Vineyard Pinot Noir, one magnum (1.5 liters) Contributed by: Slayden Construction Group, Carter Vineyard
16. Washington Reds Our neighbor to the north is quickly becoming the hot new wine region in the United States. We have assembled a collection of Washington’s finest red wines from some of the most highly rated wineries in the state. The Pepperbridge Cabernet Sauvignon received 4th place out of a field of more than 2500 exhibitors at VinExpo in Bordeaux, France. The 1999 Delille Cellars Harrison Hill was given 5 stars and named the best new release and wine of the month by Decanter. Leonetti Cellar and Quilceda Creek wines are very difficult to come by. The majority of their wines are sold to a select group of customers who must patiently wait to get on the private mailing list. This amazing assortment includes: • 1997 Leonetti Cellar Sangiovese, one 750ml bottle • 1997 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, one 750ml bottle • 1999 Delille Cellars Harrison Hill (red blend), one 750 ml bottle • 2000 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, one 750ml bottle • 2000 Pepper Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon, two 750ml bottles • 2000 Pepper Bridge Merlot, one 750ml bottle • 2001 Delille Cellars Harrison Hill, one 750 ml bottle • 2001 Woodward Canyon “Old Vines” Cabernet Sauvignon, two 1.5 liter magnums • 2002 Andrew Will Merlot, two 750 ml bottles • 2003 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, one 750ml bottle • 2004 Leonetti Cellar Merlot, Columbia Valley, one 750ml bottle • 2004 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Steve Huebner and Jay Harris
17. Volcanic Vacation in Kona The molten lava of Kilauea volcano is just one of the fascinating features of Hawaii’s Big Island. You can spend your days taking in the local color of Puna, sampling Kona coffee and beer, snorkeling, bicycling or just soaking up the warm Hawaiian sun! Your seven-night stay in a stunningly beautiful Kona home will be a vacation you’ll never forget! Decorated in traditional island style elegance, this threebedroom, three-bath home was built in 2005 and completely refurnished in 2007. Each room is masterfully appointed. The living room features two walls with disappearing pocket doors, allowing the pool and lanai to be part of the living room-the ultimate big island living experience. The unobstructed 180-degree views of the ocean and Kailua Kona offer the beauty of sun-kissed blue skies and island sunsets. The private pool has a gentle waterfall and a dramatic ocean view. Imagine dunking your toes in the welcoming cool water, drink in hand as you scan the endless blue magnificence of the Pacific set before you. A breathtaking experience! Additional amenities include a flat screen television with DVD and CD player, stereo, wireless Internet and Jacuzzi bath. Subject to availability during the months of April to November 2009 or 2010. Cleaning fee of $325 is required. Refundable security deposit of $500 is required. Take home tonight: • Redhawk Winery Pinot Noir Reserve, one magnum (1.5 liters) Contributed by: Terry & Debbie Allen and Redhawk Winery
18. Go Fish! To fish or not to fish is never the question. The question is where, when and for how long! This package will “reel” you in for 6 days and 5 nights. This is the most luxurious fish camp you’ll ever stay in. The gorgeous coastal home of Steve and Barbara Kisely is located in Cape Kiwanda and offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Cape Kiwanda, Nestucca River and the Coastal Range. This spectacular 4-bedroom, 3 ½-bath beach house with a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, luxurious master suite, gas fireplace and home theatre, sleeps up to 8 adults. You can stroll the beach, explore tide pools, surf, canoe or kayak and of course fish. Your full day of fishing for 2 is provided by Northwest Trails Fishing Adventures and includes all equipment and bait. Your guide, Trevor Smith, has been fishing the coastal rivers and bays of North Oregon since the time he was old enough to stand and hold a pole and has been a full-time guide since 2001. He is committed to providing a memorable outdoor experience while sharing his fishing knowledge and secrets. Be sure to bring your fishing license, sunglasses, lunch and of course a cooler to take home your catch! Use of this home is subject to availability and excludes July 4, 2009 and requires a $150 cleaning fee. Tonight you will take home: • 1998 Firesteed Flynn Pinot Noir Reserve, one 750ml bottle • 2000 Firesteed Citation Oregon Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Steve and Barbara Kisely, Northwest Trails Fishing Adventures, and Firesteed Winery
19. What I Make Best Are … Reservations Tired of the age old question: what should I make for dinner? Once a month for the next year you can take a night off and do what you do best – make reservations! You’ll visit 12 of the finest Salem area restaurants with gift certificates for: • Wild Pear Restaurant • j. james Restaurant • DaVinci Ristorante • Fuji Rice • La Capitale Brasserie • Rudy’s • La Margarita • Caruso’s Italian Cafe • Amadeus Cafe • Morton’s Bistro NW • Sybaris Bistro • Raging River Steak Company Take home tonight: • Stevenson Barrie Pinot Noir, twelve 750ml bottles • 12- $50 gift certificates to the above listed restaurants Contributed by: Amadeus Café, Caruso’s Italian Cafe, DaVinci Ristorante, Fuji Rice Time, j. james Restaurant, La Capitale Brasserie, La Margarita, Morton’s Bistro NW, Raging River Steak Company, Rudy’s, Stevenson Barrie, Sybaris Bistro, Wild Pear Restaurant and Cliff Curry and Delight Stone.
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SPECIAL THANKS An event of this magnitude would be impossible without the support of our community. Many thanks to our outstanding committee members! Steve Altman, Merrill Lynch Gladys Blum, Gladys Blum Group Real Estate Ross Carey, US Bank Christopher Casebeer, Ferder, Casebeer, French & Thompson LLP Eileen Child, Community Volunteer Aaron Crane, Salem Hospital Leslie Dinsdale, Community Volunteer Lisa Farrow, Blue Pacific Vacation Rentals Deana Freres, Community Volunteer Jason Herber, Merrill Lynch Kathy Ellis-Kelemen, Community Volunteer Lorene McMurrin, SMI Commercial Real Estate Wes McWhorter, LCG Pence Construction Sue Miller, Family Building Blocks Jeff Moore, Saalfeld Griggs PC Kim Morrison, Community Volunteer Nancy Parks, School Counselor Bev Reimann, Community Volunteer Alex Rhoten, Coldwell Banker Jessica Ritter, Wild Pear Restaurant & Catering Jody Rowell, Community Volunteer Ken Sherman, Jr., Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP Kathy Thompson, Community Volunteer Bridget Welborn, Family Building Blocks Special thanks to Kristin Kuhns for creating and donating this year’s beautiful commemorative painting. Additional thanks to Martha Curry, Sally Miller & Nancy Parks for coordinating all the table centerpieces and to Jeremy Welborn, Karsten Gentzkow, Justin Samiee & Will Nisbet for donating your time, talent and equipment to photograph the event. Special thanks to Eileen Child for her amazing support, generosity and enthusiasm. To all of our hard-working volunteers – we are grateful for your time and energy. You put the “special” in special events!
DONORS Thank you to our many auction supporters! Judge Pamela Abernethy Airlie Terry & Debbie Allen Steve and Kirstin Altman Amadeus Café Amalie Robert Estate Anne Amie Vineyards Archery Summit Bend Country Club Bentley’s RestaurantBob and Pam Smith Bethel Heights Vineyard Rodger, Bette, & Ryan Bloedel Bluehour Blue Pacific Vacation Rentals Capitol Auto GroupScott & Carrie Casebeer Carl’s Cuisine & Wine Country Kitchen Carol Evans Carter Vineyard Caruso’s Italian Café Brad and Eileen Child Clear Creek Distillery JC Colligan Coloma Country Inn Aaron and Mary Crane Wes and Linda Craven Cristom Vineyards Crosswater DaVinci’s Ristorante Brett and Catherine Davis Tom and Cesie Delve Scheuermann Dobbes Family Estate
Domaine Serene Dominio WinesPatrick Rueter & Leigh Bartholomew Dan and Laura Dorn Ed and Jan Dougherty Bruce and Sharon Douglas Rob and Athena Douglas Dundee Bistro Jonathan Durning & Melanie Ronai Emily Smith and the Red Door Lisa & Mark Farrow Firesteed Winery Nick Fluge Fuji Rice Time Gladys BlumGladys Blum Group Real Estate Services Doug Goe Goldschmidt Family Grubby and Laurie Hain Jay Harris Heathman Hotel Tim and Karen Hinsley Steve Huebner Tom & Paddy Hueneke in its place j. james Jackson Jewelers Krista Jackson- Salon Mecca Allison Janicki Dr. Bruce and Heather Johnson Jennifer Lake Miller Gary & Sue Kaufman Kelly Home Center
DONORS John & Karen Kerr Steve & Barbara Kisely Kristin Kuhns La Capitale Brassiere La Margarita Lumos Winery Mahonia Vineyards Mc Allister Cleaning McMenamins Wes and Wendy McWhorter John and Sue Miller Megan Mowbray and the Cat’s Meow Meringue Boutique Morton’s Bistro NW Dr. William and Helen Nisbet Ryan and Molly Nopp Northwest Trails Fishing Adventures Rob and Shelly Norton First Lady Mary Oberst Greg Ogdahl Oregon State University Owens and Minor Pacific Office Automation Pinnacle Experience Portland Opera Raging River Steak Company Cory and Marni Redding Redhawk Winery Jim and Bev Reimann River and Rock Adventures Jan Roche- Massage Works Sean Roe Ross Carey-US Bank Roth’s Creative Catering Dave and Jody Rowell
Rudy’s Saalfeld Griggs Santiam Wine Company Ed and Greta Shugrue Silvan Ridge Winery Lee and Jeanne Sjothun Slayden Construction Group Denny and Deanna Smith Tim and Tisha Smith St. Innocent Winery Stevenson Barrie Wines Ted Stewart Sybaris Bistro Jim and Linda Thomas Clark and Kathy Thompson Ron Tinnell Traeger Wood Pellet Grills Michael and Alix Truax Truckee River Winery V Wine Cellar Mike and Kathie VanRonzelen Villagio Inn and Spa William and Deborah Voves Walnut City Wineworks Jim and Kristy Wasenmiller Western Culinary Institute Wild Pear Restaurant and Catering Willamette Valley Vineyards Withnell Motor Company Witness Tree Vineyards John and Julie York Pete and Kelly Yunker Doug and Jamie Zielinski
SPONSORS We are immensely grateful for the financial support of our sponsors. Their generosity means that every dollar raised here tonight will go directly to FBB’s vital child abuse prevention services.
Balthazar Sponsor Holiday Retirement Imperial Sponsor Drs. Bud and Selma Pierce Jeroboam Sponsor Slayden Construction Group, Inc. Magnum Sponsors Freres Lumber Co., Inc. Merrill Lynch & CD Redding Construction Sally Page Pioneer Trust Bank Foundation Salem Health & Orrick Smith•Reimann•Sjothun Dr. Clark and KathyThompson US Bank Wildwood/Mahonia Willamette Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery, LLP Wine Sponsors St. Innocent Willamette Valley Vineyards Venue Sponsor Zenith Vineyard Printing Sponsor Select Impressions 92
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Wine should come from a beautiful place. Everything we do, we strive to do in harmony with the land, keeping the vineyard pristine, the soils healthy and the farm life rich. Sustainability speaks to the vision we have of our job as winegrowers. The fruit from outstanding wines can only come from beautiful origins. It is our commitment to respect the land, the vineyard, and the wines that come from our site as things of great beauty, to be carefully and lovingly tended. We are caretakers only. We are charged with delivering this parcel of land to the next generation with healthy soils, intact biology and a vineyard that has a brighter future ahead than even its greatness of the past. Everything we do, we try to do with the attitude of “we’re doing this forever, don’t cut corners, don’t make short-run decisions.” 2006 – The First Vintage from Zenith Vineyard! - We are thrilled to announce the release of our 2006 Pinot Noirs and Tempranillo - the first-ever vintage under the Zenith Vineyard brand. These are also the first vineyard-designated wines from our site since the 1998 St. Innocent O’Connor Pinot Noir. Mark Vlossak, winemaker of St. Innocent and our partner in the vineyard, made the wines with his usual high standards and elegance. Zenith Vineyard made two Pinot Noirs and a Tempranillo in 2006. Our 2006 Barrel Select Pinot Noir, (180 cases) is $40 per bottle; the 2006 Estate Pinot Noir, 280 cases produced, is $25 and the 2006 Estate Tempranillo, only 50 cases produced, is $25. Please Enjoy!
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